Are you ready!?  Are you ready?! 3… 2…. 1…. PACT SUMMER EVENT!!!

Yes, it’s almost here – after a year of work, and countless hours of unpaid, unsung effort by the incredible, wonderful individuals pulling this together for us all… it’s almost here. The PACT Summer Event, THIS Saturday, noon til 5.

And what a line-up! Amazing tombola prizes (meals for two, haircuts, bike service, and much, much more – if you’ve been following our Facebook page you’ll have seen them as they’ve come in!) and charity auction prizes (guitars. A six-month all-inclusive pass to Parkside Pools gym/classes/pool. A laptop computer. And more!) and ….
Our awesome one-day, not-to-be-missed Art Show featuring not one, not two, but TWENTY-TWO renowned local artists. Hands-on excitement with the British Science Association and the wonderful Corinne Blandin-Eaglings’s Celebrate! activities. Music. Food. Crafts. Activities…
So we are privileged to announce that the timetable as it stands is:
12:15 – 12:30 Archie’s ForeverActive demo 
12:30 – 12:50 – Siâna’s hula hooping demo
12:50 – 14:20 – The Andy Bowie Jazz Band 
14:20 – 15:00 Siâna’s hula hooping workshop – learn with the expert!
15:10 – 16:20 Krishna’s Bollywood
16:30 -> everyone invited to take part in the carnival parade (Theme: MULTICULTURE – small prize for best costume!)
Green stage:with live music provided by the Menelik Foundation and manned by the Funky Flamingos PA team
12:15 – 13:15: SALSA.
13:15 – 14:00: free salsa
14:-00 – 15:00: Ramesh’s Bollywood workshop
15:00 – 16:00: Congolese dancing.
Green opposite Blue Moon
12:15 – 12: 35 Parkside Pools
12:45 – 13:00  Forever Active
13:05 – 13:25 Parkside Pools
13:35 – 13:55 Parkside Pools
14:00 – 16:00 ChYpPS
16:30 -> everyone invited to take part in the carnival parade 
Also happening up and down Norfolk Street… 
12:00 Chinese Community LION DANCE
12:10 Welcome and introduction by PACT’s Chair
12:15 – 16:30 Facepainting with the astonishingly-talented Dawn
12:00 – 17:00 ART SHOW
13:00 – 15:00 Mehndi (henna tattoos)
intermittently til 15:00 the indefatigable Coton Morris Men
Food Alley.
Even more music – at Blue Moon and Nick Ellis at the Box Cafe.
Calligraphy @ Zhonghua.
Jerk chicken @ Divine Hair Salon.
All the various businesses along Norfolk Street promising to get dressed up and do something special.
Charity Auction.
Guess-the-number-of-sweets competition.
Photographic competition (photos taken at and of the Event – deadline for submission of pictures 30 June)
…and finally, as you now know, the grand finale of … the CARNIVAL PARADE!!!! All welcome: theme = MULTICULTURE, small prize for best costumed person plus separate small prize for the best costumed push-bike!
Your community. Our Summer Event. All that’s missing is you. Come along and join the fun!
This is an event not to be missed, whatever your age or interests.
Entrance and participation in this glorious community celebration is free, and all are welcome. Spread the word. Share this post. Tweet. Talk. Bring yourselves, bring your friends, your neighbours, your colleagues, your enthusiasm. Bring your cameras. Bring random strangers, but come!